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Devdas by Sarat Chandra

Devdas by Sarat Chandra

There are very few books which impact readers’ understanding in a life changing way and there are even fewer characters, who remain etched in memory, long after the book is closed. However, Devdas by Sarat Chandra is one such rare novel, where the protagonist is immortalized to such an extent, […]

by October 30, 2012 Review
Srikanta by Sarat Chandra

Srikanta by Sarat Chandra

Srikanta by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay is the first novel by the noted Bengali novelist, that I have read, and is a part of The Saratchandra Omnibus. The story revolves around a wandering young man from the age of fifteen to thirty plus. It is written in first person by a […]

by October 15, 2012 Review

The Saratchandra Omnibus

Some twelve years ago, I had picked up a short story collection by Saratchandra, begun it with great expectations, however, was disappointed with the continuous tragic experience, and abandoned the collection. Much later, I watched the movies Parineeta and Devdas, and came to know that the tragedy, though a continuous […]

by October 14, 2012 Review
Under The Banyan Tree by R.K. Narayan

Under The Banyan Tree by R.K. Narayan

Under the Banyan Tree by R.K. Narayan is a short but deep meaning story, which prominently focuses on a creative man’s nightmare. Be it a writer, a painter, or a film maker, I think his worst fear is that one day he would lose his magical touch, he would no […]

by October 3, 2012 Review
The Traffic Signal

The Traffic Signal

A cloudy day with a slight hint of Sun slithering beneath the dense grey cover, is a common sight in August in Delhi. It is the season of Monsoon, with South Western wind flying over the skies, bringing with them a respite from harsh summer days. For Delhiites, it is […]

by October 2, 2012 Fiction

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

I have just finished listening to ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll and I just could not stop myself from writing its review. In a way, there is hardly anything new I can write about the present book, as it was written in 1865 by a famous English author, […]

by September 18, 2012 Review
Annamalai by R.K. Narayan

Annamalai by R.K. Narayan

Annamalai, a short story written by R.K. Narayan, is an engaging pen picture of the narrator’s servant, gardener and companion of 15 years. The story begins with the arrival of a letter from Annamalai, who had supposedly left the job quite a few years back, and is now in dire […]

by September 16, 2012 Review

A Horse and Two Goats by R.K. Narayan

God made Man and Man made languages! But, little did man know that the medium invented for convenience would alienate him from his own kind. Though, birds, animals and even insects can understand each other (at least of their own species) without any specific language, with just a few sounds […]

by September 14, 2012 Review